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What is a Personal Coach (Life Coach)

Life Coach – What is A Life Coach?

A Life Coach is someone who:

  • Opens up my world and imagination to what’s possible
  • Awakens my potential and helps me realise it
  • Helps me to tune in, see and appreciate my talents/resources
  • Empowers me
  • Makes me feel that change is possible and mine for the taking
  • Is an enabler of clarity and a facilitator of change
  • Helps me build my life around my values
  • Helps me clear blocks and get unstuck
  • Is a remover of obstacles
  • Challenges me to stretch and grow in new and exciting ways
  • Helps me get clarity on what I really want in life
  • Helps me create that life and design it for maximum fulfilment
  • Enables me to go out and step into my power
  • Taps into my inner wisdom for greater guidance
  • Helps me get to the root of my problems/what’s keeping me stuck and creates solutions
  • Helps me (w/practical steps) to articulate and formalise my goals, move forward and achieve them
  • Champions, acknowledges and celebrates my successes
  • Is compassionate, non-judgemental and solution focused
  • Supports me to make better decisions
  • Is authentic, confident, experienced
  • Helps me reach levels of personal commitment and growth I’ve never accessed within myself before
  • Helps me find my way, using my map
  • Is present, available and undistracted
  • Someone who holds the space for me to sit, think, reflect and access my own resources
  • Creates a safe, honest and non-judgemental space for me to explore my own mind
  • Listens to me attentively
  • Believes in me and sees my potential
  • Someone who can shine a light on my skills and potential
  • Supports me fully
  • Awakens and helps me to see the confidence and skills I have
  • Helps me to feel motivated and empowered
  • Helps me create momentum
  • Propels me forward into life and helps me maximise my potential and fulfilment
  • Helps me transition into the next steps of my life with positivity
  • Makes sure that I follow through on my commitments
  • Helps me explore my life purpose and vision and integrate it fully into my life
  • Helps me transition positively to where I want to be

A Personal Coach (Life Coach) Helps me become the person I want to be.

Longing for a job with more meaning?

  • Do you want to wake up in the morning feeling proud of the work you do, and all your clients you are helping?
  • Do you want to have a financially successful business, helping others? 
  • Do you want to feel your life has meaning and purpose?

I typically work with people who have an innate desire to help others but maybe don’t know where to start.

They want a job with meaning and fulfillment.

The mistake many people make is they think the only way to become a therapist, is to study psychology or counselling for years. They don’t know there is another way.

With the proper hands-on training and the right theoretical grounding you can become a powerful change worker, therapist and coach in just a few short months.

I have been working with trauma, abuse, neglect, difficult memories, confusion, loss of confidence, no self-worth, or self-esteem, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, lack of motivation, rejection for over ten years. I have helped people radically change their lives – not all heavy cases, many feeling empty and hopeless and longing for something more.

After ten years I know what works, and I know how it works. 
That is why, I have put together a programme that takes you all the way – from zero experience to fully qualified professional NLP Master Practitioner and NLP Coach.

This programme gives you the theoretical grounding, and practical experience you need. It runs part time over a period of six to eight weeks. If you have studied with me before, this compliments what you have already learnt. It is a combination of home study (theory, videos and reading) and practical class-rooms based practice.

It includes ALL of the ABNLP/ ANLP content plus other stuff that has been invaluable for me to get results.

The Steps to Becoming A Successful NLP Master, Therapist and Life Coach

  • NLP for Personal Change (included in Prac)
  • NLP Practitioner Certification
  • NLP Coach Certificate
  • NLP Master Practitioner Certificate – including
    The Leadership Matrix
    Your Metaphors of Identity and Place in the World
    Archetype Families and Sacred Contracts
    Your Hero’s Journey
    Healing Stories – Transformational Storytelling
    Journey Through Time – Time Line Re-Imprinting Therapy
    IEMT – Treating Trauma 
  • NLP Breakthrough Session

Only three enrollments per year  
There will only be three enrollments per year going forward, and group sizes will be Boutique and limited to 12 per group.

2017 there is August (October in Thailand) and November enrollment.

2018 will be (possibly January) or April, September, November.

The rest of the time I will be devoting to my private clients.

Training is still Boutique, and places are allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Already some NLP qualification? 
Then you can join at appropriate skill level. Email me to discuss.

Is your calling to help others? 
This programme is for those who really long to have a career helping others. They have had pain themselves and they want to help others get over similar pain. They want to wake up in the morning feeling proud, and feeling like they have a life on purpose. They love helping people, and get a real kick out of seeing others overcome pain because of the help you gave them.

Do you want to be financially successful? 
And they want to be really financially successful – with a business with a cause but that also supports their chosen life style.

Do you want to be respected in the NLP community? 
Do you want referrals, respect in the community, be respected for the good work you do by other trainers and Master Practitioners? Do you want to be the go-to person, the authority – a person who helps others, and a person with a voice.

Do you want to be able to deal with anything that a client brings? 
Some people think they can avoid the heavier issues, but people are people, and wouldn’t you love to have the skills to help with anything that someone brings you? Don’t you want to help where it really counts?

Have you trained elsewhere? 
The programme is also open to people who have some training in Hypnotherapy and NLP and really want to take their skills to the next level.

What about the business of coaching and therapy? 
Once you are fully qualified you will be eligible to enter into my business mentoring scheme.

Email me if you are interested. I am taking enrollments now.

Warmest regards


The Beauty of You

The Beauty of You

Good Morning

I was listening to Virginia Satir this morning and it gave me some inspiration to share my thoughts with you …

“Most people give themselves “credit” only for the bad things they have inside, never for the good” – lovely quote from one of my favorite therapists of all time Virginia Satir

And isn’t that so true.

I am happy to share with you my failures, my weaknesses, “oh I am not very good at that” I say, or I am not feeling well, or I have a pain here, or there… or I am not good at maths, or at relationships, or whatever it may be… Read more

The Archetype Chart – Metaphors of Identity

Maybe after my last email you were asking yourself, “Who am I, what is my archetype?” Maybe you turned to google but couldn’t figure it out.

That is because we don’t just have one Archetype. We are multifaceted beings in a multifaceted existence. Experiences reflect our essence like the sun on a diamond reflects the light. Throughout life we encounter different archetypes, different facets within ourselves, that surprise, delight  and often confuse us.

Each archetype has a significant power on our lives, both in its light and in its shadow form. They place us in front of our own shadow so that we can face our darkest fears, and by so doing, become fully empowered to fulfill our contract.

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My Encounter with the Explorer Archetype

My encounter with “The Explorer” Archetype

Explorer Archetype – early encounters. Do you wonder what archetypes have been influencing your chart? Look to your early childhood for your first encounters. What did you dream of as a child? Where you playing mom in the playground with the other little mommies? Were you warring, fighting and scrapping (warrior)? Were you building things? Or rescuing?

When did you first encounter the Archetype in your life?

I grew up on the outskirts of a small town in the middle of Sweden. The town itself had about 50,000 inhabitants and we were right at the edge of the huge woods.

My days were spent with my horse, my dearest friend and protector, Elaika. We would roam the forest for hours, finding new tracks, discovering new paths, drinking from new streams. This is from the age of seven. I would ride her during all seasons, sometimes walking, her following me along, and sometimes on her back. It was never planned or purposeful, always just roaming, talking to the squirrels, and the birds, and the forest creatures.

I would dream that we would discover a band of Gypsies, with horses, and music and campfire. A group of travelers that would take us on… that we would travel with, and live with like that forever.

I never felt I belonged with my family, with my mother. (Orphan archetype). In my mind, I really should be with the traveling Gypsies, it was with them I really belonged.

During  the hours I was trapped in the classroom my gaze would float out through the window and into the woods and I would dream of riding Elaika, with a tent, camping stove and a some clothes throughout the world.

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Understanding Archetypes and Sacred Contracts

Archetypes and Sacred Contracts.

Have you ever had the experience of something that was really powerful, all of a sudden losing all of it’s vibrancy? It could be a place that you once loved, but all of a sudden leaves you cold, a person, a relationship that had you in it’s clutches, or a job that once seemed like the best job ever, but now feels boring and dull? It was so strong for you, so energized and energizing, but then all of a sudden the whole thing feels kind of “done”.

And now, there is an empty space, a fear, a darkness, even terror? Have you ever felt that?

That, is the stage when you are being called but you are too afraid to answer that call. And the price of denying it is the despair of your soul. Instead you make choices based on fear, not to follow that guidance, and as a result you enter a deep and dark night. A night when you feel the most alone, the most lost – wandering in a night that seems to never end?

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Tuesday Inspiration

I believe in freedom of the human being… Freedom from fear and limitation and I think the wonderful thing about our age is that we can move freely across borders defined by political leaders, parents, by expectations or by peers. Cross cultural, cross border, and cross religious friendship are the most enriching and valuable experiences that make life meaningful….

Everybody deserves to live life on their own terms, to be true to their life, – authentic to them, – free from what people think you should do, who you should be, free to be who you really are – and stand proud in your truth – afraid of nothing. I have has so many people roll their eyes at my dreams, sigh at my hopes, and ignored the expression of my souls desire. It hurts but when we express our soul – our truth – that is when we claim our spirit, the pretense falls away and we can be truly free. The cost of the reverse is too much.

Once we stand up for who we are, follow our dreams unapologetically, then we lose the pretence and the the relationships that were dependent upon us being what the other person wanted us to be. I guess it is timely, to post this with the photo of me above gazing out over a lake in Kyrgistan, having ridden there with friends that mean the world to me. It is not easy but there is a choice, be true to you, or be inauthentic. Be safe, or be true. Your spirit deserves your truth.

The beautiful thing about being you is that the space that is created by the falling away of those who need you to be in a certain way is quickly filled by those who love you for who you truly are. They engage with you as you truly are and love to be with you on your journey.

And sometimes the person who needed you to be the way they expected, are themselves freed by your rebellion, and in that they too can gain the courage to be who they really are. #writing #freedom #inspiration #NLP

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